Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Higher Knowledge


6.1

Janaka said:

Like all-pervading space and time,
I carry on, unlimited.
It’s only nature’s acting forth
that seems to show itself confined –
in seeming parts of changing world,
each like the space within a pot.

Where this is rightly understood,
as knowing truly, in itself,
there’s nothing to be given up.
Nor is there anything that needs
to be perceived and taken in;
nor anything to be dissolved.

6.2

Just what I am is like an ocean
manifested as a wave
that is this seeming universe.

Where this is rightly understood,
as knowing truly, in itself,
there’s nothing to be given up.
Nor is there anything that needs
to be perceived and taken in;
nor anything to be dissolved.

6.3

I am like silver, wrongly thought
to be perceived in shell of pearl
which is this fancied universe.

Where this is rightly understood,
as knowing truly, in itself,
there’s nothing to be given up.
Nor is there anything that needs
to be perceived and taken in;
nor anything to be dissolved.

6.4

I am myself in every being;
and all beings are in me.

Where this is rightly understood,
as knowing truly, in itself,
there’s nothing to be given up.
Nor is there anything that needs
to be perceived and taken in;
nor anything to be dissolved.